December 2, 2022

East Africa: Climate Crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa is Biggest Health Threat Causing Disease Outbreaks #AfricaClimateCrisis

The link between the climate crisis and global health has become clearer with every extreme weather event, with the number of reported disease outbreaks and climate-related health emergencies reaching their highest-ever level this century. The World Health Organization (WHO)'s analysis of the seven countries in the greater Horn of Africa - Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda - found that there have been 39 reported outbreaks, as well as flooding, and other acute public health
December 1, 2022

Uganda: WHO expects Ebola vaccines for trial soon

Since the outbreak was declared on September 20, the virus has spread across the country disrupting the school year and reaching the capital Kampala. The World Health Organisation says "everything is ready to receive the vaccines and to kick start once the vaccine arrives".
December 1, 2022

Seven east African nations sign IGAD agreement on free movement of people

“We started this process two years ago (the signature of the trans-human protocol and the free movement of people that as IGAD (The Intergovernmental Authority on Development) ) here in Khartoum, today all the ministers except Uganda because the minister is not here, all of them signed,.. ''
December 1, 2022

Uganda: Museveni to Declare Wearing of Masks As No Longer Mandatory

President Museveni is set to declare that wearing of facemasks in public places as a measure to control the spread of Covid is no longer necessary, the Nile Post has learnt.
November 29, 2022

March against Uganda oil pipeline in Paris

The protesters were opposing the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) and Tilenga oil field project in Uganda and Tanzania, initiated by TotalEnergies. The NGOs accuse the multinational of taking over land through expropriation and are concerned about the environmental impact of these projects
November 28, 2022

Ugandan cane farmers switching to Hass avocado

“From one avocado tree that’s about five years old, a farmer can harvest 3000 fruits in a year, that’s about 500 kilograms.
November 26, 2022

Uganda: Damage Control: Ugandans Want Govt Action On Environmental Problems Affecting Their Communities

Press Release - Citizens rank deforestation and trash disposal as top priorities.
November 25, 2022

Uganda schools close early over Ebola

Uganda has confirmed 141 Ebola cases and 55 deaths so far, according to its health ministry
November 24, 2022

Wekebere: The fetal monitoring app saving mothers and babies

Statistics show that in Uganda 40 babies out of 1000 die due to complications during pregnancy and the maternal mortality ratio is estimated at 336 deaths per 100,000 live births.
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